Table 4.

Percentage (Proportion) of Mothers* in Each Weight Category Who Felt Overweight

Maternal Education Level,
LowHighTotal
Underweight
(BMI < 18.5)
0 (0/6)9 (1/11)6 (1/17)
Normal weight
(18.5 ≤ BMI < 25)
26 (29/111)33 (53/161)30 (82/272)
Overweight
(25 ≤ BMI < 30)
84 (42/50)89 (62/70)87 (106/120)
Obese (BMI ≥ 30)92 (73/79)98 (50/51)95 (123/130)
  • * Pregnant mothers were excluded from analysis.

  • Low education (high school or less) and high education (some education beyond high school).

  • No significant differences in the proportion of mothers who felt overweight by maternal education level.